At the School of Stage and Screen, we start with the story. Storytelling is the basic skill that ties all the others together. That is what the most successful filmmakers have in common. From screenplay through post-production, fiction or non-fiction, we use technology in service of story as students get hands-on experience on our sets and film stages and in our Avid-equipped editing rooms.
All Film and Television Production program (FTP) faculty have worked extensively in the film and television industries. They teach not only the art and technique of filmmaking but the real world skills and attitudes necessary to succeed as well.
Because the School of Stage and Screen is one of only a few universities to combine film, theatre and musical theatre, FTP students work with acting students and theatre faculty in and out of class, along with faculty from other departments and schools, including Art & Design, Music, and the College of Business. The result is a comprehensive, collaborative and immersive educational experience that enables our graduates to leap into careers in the industry or further their studies at the graduate level.
The B.F. A. in Film & Television Production (FTP) requires 69 hours of courses in the major, plus the University requirement of 42 hours of liberal studies. In addition, students must take 9 hours of electives. An internship is required, which most students normally complete in the summer between junior and senior year.
Eight-Semester Plan for FTP Program
To spark creativity, facilitate innovation, and cultivate artists who are confident and prepared to succeed in the entertainment industry.